How to Protect Your Home in Extreme Cold

It’s frosty outside. Much of the country is layering up for some icy temps. And while the Experts are always eager to help, have a few HVAC and plumbing honey-dos to help you avoid those cold weather emergencies.

  • Disconnect all exterior water faucets.
  • Make sure you insulate exposed pipes and outdoor fixtures.
  • A slow drip in indoor sinks and bathrooms by exterior walls can prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Open up kitchen and bathroom cabinets under sinks to keep warm air flowing around pipes.
  • Maintain an indoor temperature of at least 68 degrees (and warmer if possible).
  • Get those home heaters ready by testing them for proper operation.
  • If you have vents shut in unused rooms, open them now.
  • If your furnace is not functioning, contact the Experts for heating repairs or consider a new furnace install.
  • Last but not least, give each of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors a quick test.

Follow these quick tips to keep your HVAC and plumbing warm and working. Then heat yourself some hot cocoa. And, as always, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you. If you have questions, concerns or problems, don’t hesitate to call.

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